New York Times, Monday, February 25, 2002

Author: Christina Houlihan
Editor: Will Shortz
Christina Houlihan Kelly
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXY} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Kelly. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Mayer (wiener maker) : OSCAR
6. Doe's mate : STAG
10. Poker action : BET
13. Great Plains tribe : KIOWA
14. San Diego baseballer : PADRE
16. Holiday preceder : EVE
17. Informer : STOOLPIGEON
19. Nothing : NIL
20. Is in danger of sinking : LEAKS
21. Prophecy giver : ORACLE
23. U.K. news source : BBC
26. Mineral suffix : ITE
27. Mennonite group : AMISH
28. Pennsylvania university : LEHIGH
30. Like some Chinese cooking : SZECHWAN
33. Overflowing (with) : AWASH
34. Rocket engine : RETRO
35. Hubbub : ADO
36. Mangle : MAIM
37. Nickels-and-___ (bothers with trivialities) : DIMES
38. Last year's sr. : GRAD
39. Misjudge : ERR
40. Military doctor : MEDIC
41. Unloads : DUMPS
42. Corrupts : DEPRAVES
44. 100 centimos : PESETA
45. Like a beaver : EAGER
46. Minister: Abbr. : REV
47. Letters after Q : RST
48. "Aeneid" poet : VIRGIL
50. Like ghost stories : EERIE
52. Koch and Asner : EDS
53. Habitual boob tube watcher : COUCHPOTATO
58. "Do Ya" rock grp. : ELO
59. Extra : SPARE
60. The "U" in U.S.S.R. : UNION
61. Ballpoint, e.g. : PEN
62. Gone across a pool : SWUM
63. Barker of military orders : SARGE
1. Gives a thumbs-up : OKS
2. Dog command : SIT
3. Make dove sounds : COO
4. Person missed by a 63-Across : AWOL
5. North Carolina's capital : RALEIGH
6. Volleyball kill : SPIKE
7. License plates : TAGS
8. Summer cooler : ADE
9. Ones using brushes and combs : GROOMERS
10. Substitute : BENCHWARMER
11. Worse than knavery : EVIL
12. Prefix with phone : TELE
15. Singer Caruso : ENRICO
18. Trodden track : PATH
22. ___ Wednesday : ASH
23. Held responsible : BLAMED
24. "___ the Ides of March" : BEWARE
25. Committee head : CHAIRPERSON
27. Ancient Mexican : AZTEC
29. Suffix with organ or patriot : ISM
30. Games before finals : SEMIS
31. Modifies : ADAPTS
32. Signals, as to an auctioneer : NODSAT
34. Document amendment : RIDER
37. Unfolds : DEVELOPS
38. Film director Van Sant : GUS
40. Voodoo and wizardry : MAGICS
41. Crafty : DEVIOUS
43. Scott Joplin tune : RAG
44. Whom a copper apprehends : PERP
46. Fix, as cuffs : REHEM
48. Prez's #2 : VEEP
49. Inactive : IDLE
50. Creamy shade : ECRU
51. Sicilian spouter : ETNA
54. Big Detroit inits. : UAW
55. Lungful : AIR
56. Coat, informally : TOG
57. "You're Still the ___" (1998 Grammy winner) : ONE

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